Destination guide

Vibrant Swansea will entice you

The island views and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Swansea. This cosmopolitan and welcoming city entices travellers with its shopping and restaurants. Roger Williams Park Zoo and Kennedy Plaza are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Swansea

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Swansea a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo (16.2 mi / 26 km)
  • Coles River Family Fun Center (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Seekonk Speedway (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Fantasyland (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Seekonk Grand Prix (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Crescent Park Looff Carousel (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Swansea

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Swansea is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Kennedy Plaza (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Buttonwood Park Zoo (16.2 mi / 26 km)
  • Touisset Marsh Wildlife Refuge (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Pierce Beach & Playground (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Dighton Rock State Park (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Swansea

Fly into Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green), the closest airport, located 11.8 mi (19 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into New Bedford, MA (EWB-New Bedford Regional), which is 14.4 mi (23.1 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Swansea?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 227 holiday lettings around Swansea. From 73 flats & apartments to 110 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a water-view property in Swansea?

All of us need to escape sometimes. When the dizzying pace of city life takes its toll, rinse off that stress and spend some time at the water's edge. HomeAway has 57 holiday rentals with waterfront views in this destination. Of course, that might not be for everyone. Luckily, HomeAway has loads more options, including:

  • 51 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 46 shore-front holiday accommodation options.
  • 42 beachfront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Swansea?

Unpack your bag, take in the view and put the kettle on the boil. If you're searching for a place with all the conveniences of home, an apartment rental is a no-brainer. HomeAway has 89 for you to browse through here. If you get in soon, you could be spending as little as £58 a night. Or maybe you'd rather pick one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • House: 87 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £73 per night.
  • Hotel: 34 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £68 per night.
  • Cottage: 32 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £51 per night.

Can I stay in Swansea in a large group?

There's nothing more enjoyable than staying somewhere new with family and friends. The good news is HomeAway has options to suit big groups. Why not take a look at the 18 house holiday rentals featured here? They're the leading choice for big groups of visitors. If you're hoping to travel with a large group, the property options that will serve you well include:

  • Are you looking for places that can house 6 guests? We have 57 that will be perfect. The prices start from £68 per night.
  • Require a holiday property for 5 guests? We have 31 that will work well. You can get one for as little as £66 per night.
  • Trying to find rentals to suit 8 guests? You'll be thrilled to learn we have 18 that will fit the bill. You can secure one for as little as £90 per night.

You and the squad will be well looked after when you plan your Swansea travels through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Swansea?

HomeAway is here to help you get together with your friends and family. Offering heaps of affordable holiday rentals, you're sure to discover an incredible hideout that caters to your whole group. Melville is a great area to take a look at if you want to keep a handle on your budget. HomeAway has 9 holiday rentals, and the average price is an agreeable £111 per night. Another 20 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around Downtown. With an average price of £154 per night, you're sure to grab a deal worth telling your friends about.

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